New Luxury Cruise Ship Route Launched on Gulf of Thailand

August 8, 2012

The luxury cruise ship MV “Ocean Dream” recently kicked off its inaugural 4-day, 3-night cruise on the Gulf of Thailand. The 420-cabin luxury liner departed from the port of Laem Chabang in Thailand’s Chonburi province, stopping at Ko Samui, and then calling in at Sihanoukville, Cambodia before returning to Laem Chabang on Monday, 6 August 2012.

Thai company Eastime Shipping Limited has teamed up with Profit Summit Deluxe Cruise Limited, a Chinese cruise ship operator, to run the service twice weekly, departing from Laem Chabang on Mondays and Fridays at 6:00 p.m.

TAT Governor Mr Suraphon Svetasreni said, “The TAT is delighted that the MV Ocean Dream offers a great new option for travellers to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Gulf of Thailand while offering a different perspective on Ko Samui and an introduction to the joys of Cambodia. It also highlights Thailand’s convenient location and marine transportation facilities in the heart of the ASEAN region. Thailand’s readiness in terms of transportation links and facilities, when combined with creative ideas in tourism, certainly will benefits all countries in the region.”

The 20,000 ton MV “Ocean Dream” offers passengers a full selection of luxury cruise ship amenities on its nine decks, including choice restaurants, clubs featuring a variety of entertainment, a swimming pool, a casino, a movie theatre, a shopping gallery and Internet access. The ship’s 420 cabins accommodate 1,060 passengers. The cost for the 4-day, 3-night Gulf of Thailand cruise is 11,000 Baht per person.

For more information please contact:
“Ocean Dream” Pattaya Office
Eastime Shipping Limited
75/60-61 Moo 10 Sukhumvit Road, Tugsukla, Sriracha, Chonburi, 10900 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 3849 1099, (0) 3849 1100
Fax: +66 (0) 3849 2616

Source: International Public Relations Division, TAT

6 Responses to New Luxury Cruise Ship Route Launched on Gulf of Thailand

  1. Richard on August 8, 2012 at 9:11 am

    This may be the only cruise line in the world without a website.

  2. Vivian on August 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Heard from who join the first trip, there is much to improve with this trip, poor management on board, poor coordination with port,etc.

  3. Kate on August 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Their Web site is currently available in Chinese:

    To reserve tickets for MV Ocean Dream, you have to call the company’s Pattaya office:
    For more information, or to book your tickets for the MV Ocean Dream, please call:
    “Ocean Dream” Pattaya Office, Eastime Shipping Limited
    Tel: +66 (0) 3849 1099, (0) 3849 1100, (0) 90 105 1050, and (0) 90 105 1051
    Fax: +66 (0) 3849 2616

  4. NEIL WHITMORE on August 10, 2012 at 6:25 am

    The picture you have posted is the Japanese Peace Boat ‘ Ocean Dream ‘ and not the Chinese cruise ship ‘Ocean Dream ‘ which was the 1972 built P & O Cruises ship ‘ Spirit of London ‘.

    • Richard Barrow on August 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks, I was hoping no-one would notice 🙂 Which one is better or are they much the same?

    • Julian Hustwitt on September 14, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Hi Neil,
      The ship (and I assume it is the right ship – the silhouette is the same)has been anchored off Laem Chabang port for several weeks, in fact from around the time of her return from the inaugural cruise.
      I can see the ship from where I am working in the port. I think it was a poorly thought out venture from the start. A thousand berths twice a week and visiting the same ports of call is a lot of pax to attract even at only £150 each.
      The ship is quite old and I came across a photo of her under tow to (presumably) a breakers yard in China last year. Now she pop’s up here touted as a ‘luxury’ cruise ship.

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